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Friday, 13 June 2014

Keep cool Dude

Hey all


Today I'm bringing you this layout that I created for the Scrap our Stash and Stuck?! June challenges and created the LO with my June Joy CKCB kit. 



First I started with this great sketch here from Stuck?! 




and then I decided to do a colour challenge too.. so I headed over to SOS and found this 'Monochromatic' challenge over on SOS. I've never tried a mono look before, so thought this was something I should have a go at.. which is exactly what I've done here. I rummaged through my kit and was just able to find enough Bluey-green papers to replicate the idea of the sketch and I was able to uses some of the photo wheels from
 my kit again too.


In addition I am entering to this in the Challenge YOUrself challenge #7 Oh boy


Finally I also had to add five different type of embellishments, so I added:

10 wooden stars (inked to co-ordinate with the papers)
One paperclip
Two chipboard elements-
Two enamel dots and 
Two brads


and this is the final LO. 



The story behind the photos is this:

My husband had always said he'd like to take up fishing when he retires... so I thought I'd buy him a 'trial' day of fly fishing. I booked it up.. and it must have been the hottest day of the year! We turned up (of course I had to go and watch) and I sat in the shade while he had to stand in the full sun- casting, and casting, and casting, and casting under the watchful eye of his tutor until he'd got his wrist action right! 


After at least an hour of casting in the full sun on the grass, he was allowed to try it out on the water. Only problem was the lake was surrounded by lots and lots of rushes around the edge, and although there were 'landing stages' everywhere, he kept getting his line caught in the surrounding rushes. He was NOT amused.. he was hot, tired, fed up and frustrated... and didn't catch a thing! After the lesson was over, he was told that because the weather was SO hot, he would never have caught anything anyway because all the fish would have dived to the bottom to avoid the heat.. needless to say.. he won't be having another go at fly fishing.. he doesn't have the patience... so now he's looking for another hobby for his retirement.. but he's got another 5 years before he has to worry about it, so he's got plenty of time to rule out other options. Lol


I hope you enjoyed the story and the LO and I look forward to hearing what you think. 



Elaine

x



22 comments:

  1. Lol, brilliant story!
    I love the layout,loads of great touches.

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  2. Thanks Elaine I just read your comment on my blog. I can't wait for Harry Potter :-) Great news that you are going to do a Summer Bucket List! Do let us know what you did at some point won't you? x

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    1. I certainly will... I've started the list and will be doing the photo scavenger hunt too that Jemma alerted me too last week. One thing on my list is to make a mini of my HP visit.. I'll share it if I manage to make it.

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  3. Great story - poor man! Fab page - a lot cooler than the day by the sound of it!

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  4. Love the monochromatic take on the sketch, the circle of stars look great too. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?1

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  5. Such a great masculine page, love the accents and the background! So glad to see you back at Stuck?!

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  6. Oh bless - I love the layout but can imagine the frustration of not catching anything and being very hot and bothered!

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  7. you rocked the monochromatic layout, awesome job. great choice of stash items too. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash. ClaireR, June SOS GD.

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  8. Wow that is a cool layout! You rocked both challenges.

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  9. Great layout but unfortunately you have to be included in the photo. Thanks for sharing... Challenge YOUrself.

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    1. My mistake! I should have read the rules better!

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  10. Such a fun story and great take on the sketch! Love the colors and the scalloped border edge. Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

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  11. Gorgeous layout Elaine I hope you won't be put off from joining us again.
    Love all the round slides thingies (can't for the life of me remember what they are called)

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  12. Great photos and story - at least he got to try before investing money in a hobby

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  13. Such a fun layout and wonderful story behind it. Too bad you are not in the photo, but I am in LOVE with your page!!! I am a new follower to your blog, too! Thanks!!!!

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    1. You're very welcome...I hope I inspire you with some of my posts!

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  14. Great job on the monochromatic challenge! wonderful page! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Our Stash and Stuck?!

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  15. Wonderful page. Well done with the sketch an the monochromatic challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

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  16. Amazing page. Love the colors and the use of the films!!!

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  17. I love your page and colors! Thanks for playing along with SOS!
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  18. LOL! That's hilarious, and you soooo need to journal that on there. What a great memory to document, and I just love the monochromatic look! I'm so bad at those. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?!

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    1. Thanks..I often journal the information on the back as I never know where to put that amount of writing..as you can see I rarely use 'few' words...lol. Sometimes I print off the page of my blog and slip it in the sleeve too.. A good tip if anyone else is like me.

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